Stonewall Jackson Dies! Los Angeles Star, June 20, 1863


The Los Angeles Star, from the Huntington Library and scanned by USC, is available on USC’s website.

June 20, 1863: The Star, a strong advocate for the Confederacy, puts the Richmond Whig’s account of Stonewall Jackson’s death on the front page.

C. Laubenheimer opens Tivoli Garden, describing it as “furnished with every necessity conducive to the pleasure and amusement of lovers of nature.”

The Tivoli has shade trees, fruit trees, a running stream, a vineyard and “complete GYNMASIUM” and “WINES and LIQUORS” and “CIGARS.” And in the LADIES’ DEPARTMENT, SWINGS for the children.

The location is a bit puzzling because Los Angeles and San Pedro Streets are parallel in the earliest map I can find, in W.W. Robinson’s “Lawyers of Los Angeles.”  Harris Newmark (“Sixty Years in Southern California) says the Tivoli Garden — operated by a different proprietor — was  “on the Wolfskill Road (Page 273), noting “as there was no charge for admission, the place was well patronized.”




About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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2 Responses to Stonewall Jackson Dies! Los Angeles Star, June 20, 1863

  1. Eve says:

    I love this stuff–the day-to-day details in old papers. I have some newspapers (London, New York, Boston) from the early 1800s, and I love reading the ads, the classifieds, the “human interest” stories, more than the big news pieces.


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